Incompetent Rich People Often Get Ahead

New studies show that having the right background is more of an advantage than actually being smart and capable

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We have a myth in America that those with wealth and power have always earned them through their hard work and diligence. In a social hierarchy, we tend to look up towards those at the top of the pyramid, believing that it is largely merit that has landed them there. But several new…




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Elle Beau ❇︎

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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